Cake. I suppose this website is called Simmiecakes. Because I make those from time to time. Admittedly, it’s been a while, but this past weekend I had a real reason to put my skillz (yes, my madd skillz) to use.
My cube neighbor, Jeff, threw a big ol’ shindig for his parents’ 50th anniversary this past weekend. 50 years is nothing to shake a stick at, so when I was asked to make the cake for the party, I was nervous. This is definitely the classiest cake I’ve ever made and with a 50 year marriage behind it, I didn’t want to screw it up.
I actually learned a lot making this cake. Such as:
- My oven can indeed fit two 14″ cakes and two 6″ cakes at one time.
- Trying to make an evenly spaced and neat criss-cross pattern is nearly impossible to do on a round surface when only armed with a ruler.
- Using a pattern mat to made said pattern is a lot easier.
- Fondant must still be soft to push that pattern into the cake. Leaving the cake overnight and then trying to push the pattern into the fondant leads to cracking fondant.
- Foam cake dummies are hard to ice because they are very light.
- I am actually capable of cleaning covering three cakes in fondant if I have enough patience.
- Piping things is most certainly easier than trying to cut something out of fondant freehand.
- Using real flowers on a cake is fun.
This cake was actually a pretty fun cake to make. Reminds me how much I like decorating cakes. Anyone have a special occasion coming up that they need a tasty dessert for?